What's On Thursday 27 September 2012

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: This spring the V&A celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Fashion galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.

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    EXHIBITION: As part of a season of events celebrating British design, the V&A presents the first major solo exhibition exploring the work of one of the most inventive design studios practicing today. Heatherwick Studio has earned a renowned international profile through projects spanning the disciplines of architecture, furniture and product design, to engineering, sculpture and urban planning.

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 Family Events

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    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Journey across the V&A with fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from Back-packs, trails or, for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag.

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 Courses

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    SHORT COURSE: Discover the fascinating history of art, architecture and decorative arts during one of the most tumultuous and pioneering periods in British history.

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    YEAR COURSE: Gain a unique perspective on one of the most dynamic periods in the history of European art. Thursdays, 20 September 2012 – 11 July 2013 (over 3 terms), 11.00–15.30

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 Free talks & tours

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    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which describes the history of the V&A and introduces a selection of treasures from the Museum's outstanding collections.

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    FREE TOUR: Explore PRISM, a structural and digital installation by Keiichi Matsuda and associates, on an exclusive guided tour. Commissioned by Veuve Clicquot.

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    Free entry

    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. Starting at the Meeting Point, Grand Entrance at 11.30.

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    Free entry

    GALLERY TALK: Join Rebecca Wallis to explore the work of nineteenth-century European glassmakers who drew inspiration from a wide variety of historic periods. The revival of earlier glass techniques such as Venetian filigree and Islamic enamelling, led to modern copies and a new vocabulary of shapes and designs.

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    Free entry

    TOUR: Take a guided tour of the V&A's exciting theatre and performance collections, including rock & pop posters, theatre and ballet costumes, puppets, stage sets and more! See new costumes from the Lion King now on display.

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    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning British Galleries which house the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world.

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 Workshops

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    2 DAY DIGITAL WORKSHOP: Thursday 27 – Friday 28 September, 10.30 – 17.00 Work with a professional stage photographer to learn how to capture dynamic images of actors and sets.

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